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ANIMALISTIC FITNESS is devoted to developing real world functional strength, stamina and mental tenacity with minimal equipment. No gym fees, no fancy equipment, and no excuses. We provide proven ways to get the results you want efficiently and effectively at minimal cost.

This is a total body training system developed to enhance your overall total body functional strength, endurance, and stamina through arduous and intelligently designed physical conditioning training plans.

We know that this system works because it is the same system that we have used to maintain peak physical and mental readiness for arduous training and deployment cycles.

Our challenge is for you is to emerge victorious in your quest towards developing an elite level of physical and mental prowess. ANIMALISTIC training sessions/workouts are rough
and designed to get you into the best possible shape, quickly and efficiently.

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This is a no nonsense approach to physical and mental conditioning proven time and time again to deliver amazing results. Whether you want to burn off excess fat, build “functional” strength, improve athletic performance, and develop unrelenting stamina and endurance, ANIMALISTIC FITNESS delivers. There is nothing being “reinvented” here, nor do we claim to have discovered a secret training system that will magically get you the results that you want.

If you want results, you have to put in the work. The workouts and programs available on this site were created based upon personal experiences and proven training priciples that have shaped the physical and mental training of this nation’s elite warriors. As in every area of life, you get what you put in. You have to TRAIN HARD TO BE HARD!

 

 

 

 

 

The Founders of ANIMALISTIC FITNESS

 THOMAS:

Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) 

JOEL:

Joel served in the United States Navy as a SEAL medic.  While on active duty he deployed multiple times to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pacific theaters.   Joel is the co-founder of Animalistic Fitness headquartered in San Diego, CA.  Animalistic Fintess was born in the SEAL teams out of the necessity for real world functional fitness, regardless of the environment or the training facility.  Animalistic Fitness allowed Joel to be one of the most operationally fit SEAL’s on his team and his fitness would prove life saving while deployed to the Middle East.  Joel is a firm believer in mental tuffness; anything can be accomplished if you discipline your mind to accomplish the task at hand.

Additionally, Joel is an independent contractor for Trident Group, a Virginia Beach company that specializes in anti-piracy operations off the horn of Africa.  He is a member of Procinctu Group, focusing on acquisitions and business development.  Joel is also a primary instructor for STAG, a leadership development program at Kudos.  

Joel has traveled extensively in his career, visiting or living in over forty five countries.  In his travels he developed a fitness program specifically designed to meet the challenges of the traveling professional. Utilizing hotel rooms, ship cabins and local parks to create quick and intense functional workouts.  The beauty of Animalistic Fitness is that it can be done anytime and anywhere with the materials around you.  Joel has run several marathons and finished 1st in a 50 mile ultra marathon in the mountains of Northern California.   Forging an elite level of fitness forces you to discipline your mind which creates mental tuffness and drive, those qualities expand and enrich all areas of your life.  Whether its climbing a mountain or climbing the corporate ladder, Animalistic Fitness not only trains your body but also your mind for the uncertainties of everyday life.

Joel has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from National University.   A Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Drexel University, a internationally recognized and ranked MBA program.  Lastly, Joel is continuing his education with a Doctorate in Educational leadership and Management from Drexel University beginning in September of 2012.